When Planing Your Move – Here Are Some Tips
Keep a detailed log of moving expenses in your notebook. Some may be tax-deductible, so make sure you keep all the receipts.
Changing your address. Remember to notify the post office that you will be moving, and provide them with a new address. It can be done online – click here.
Also, it is important to teach your children the new address and phone number. Ask them to write it on every packed box for practice.
Don’t forget small things.
Check the dry cleaners for anything you still need to collect.
Set aside and label keys to give to the new homeowners.
Return any library books, rental videos, or items you may have borrowed from friends or neighbors. Make sure to get back the items once borrowed from you as well.
Utilities. A very important part of your move is disconnection and reconnection of all the utilities. Consult the following tips:
Learn about disconnection rules by calling a utility companies or visiting their websites.
For disconnection or transfer of your utilities contact the companies at least two weeks before the move. It will give them enough time to take final readings of water, gas, and electrical meters. It also will save you from being subjected to any late notification charges.
Settle all the bills that are unsettled before the moving day, and recover all the refunds and deposits.
If you are moving across town, you may be able to transfer your services to your new home. However, if you are moving long distances, you will likely be dealing with a new company that may or may not charge a setup fee. At the same time you could save few bucks by getting a “bundled” television, phone and Internet service from one company.
Water and sewer service can be arranged directly through the appropriate town or city department. The same holds true for garbage pickup and recycling, the cost of which is usually rolled into the property tax bill.
Make sure your utilities are working until a day after your moving day. You don’t want to get your phone disconnected before the movers come, because they will not show up without confirmation.
Prepare for your journey. If you are planning to drive to your new home, remember to tune up the car to avoid a breakdown on the way. Also, pack a first aid box that will contain bandages, bug spray, sunburn spray, tissues, and medications you or your family will need along the way
If you are flying to your new home, check the flight schedule closely and be sure to factor in the time required to retrieve luggage and travel from the airport. Also make backup plans in case the flight is delayed or you get stuck in traffic. More information for San Antonio Local Movers